Care for the Hair

Hair is not as simple as it looks. It has rather a complex structure made of a tough protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. On average hair grows half to one inch per month. Aside from ethnicity, the simplest way to describe how we get our natural color of hair is the type of …

Understanding Essential Oils

What is an essential oil?  According to Wikipedia, an essential oil is concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants.  In recent years Essential oils have received more attention than any other ingredient in skin care products – all due to customer demand. Simply put, people like botanically sourced ingredients for their skin that are made by nature, not …

Slip, Slop, Slap

Exposure to sun and high temperatures can damage skin, giving us premature wrinkles and dry skin.  Keep in mind that we need the sun to allow our skin to manufacture Vitamin D, a main ingredient for strong bones. Fortunately, nature has given us some measure of protection in the form of melanin.  Melanin not only gives the skin its color, …

Skin Care: A Few Tips for Healthy Skin

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water all year round. Skin is the largest organ. Adults carry about 20 square feet of it.  Skin acts as a barrier that shields our body from bacteria and excessive water loss.  Skin also maintains the body’s temperature – keeping the body cool during the summer and warm during the winter months. Broken …

Three Tips to Transition Your Skin into Fall

Three Tips to Transition Your Skin into Fall As the leaves change color and we start seeing more pumpkin-spiced foods all around us, make sure to take a moment and consider how your skincare routine should transition properly into Fall as well. Here are three simple tips you can follow, from Megin C. Scully, M.D., of the American Board of …